Articles and Reviews by Barbara Holbrook



Lunar Module 3D is a Realistic Way to Test Your Moon Mission Skills

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The Eagle has landed, but this time it's touching down in the App Store courtesy of J-Squared Software. Lunar Module 3D is a moon-themed game that is timed just right to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.


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iShuffle Mixes up your Photos for a Classic Puzzle

iShuffle calls themselves a "classic shuffle puzzle game." That's a pretty accurate description. Thankfully GoGoMobile has added just enough features to keep things interesting for more advanced puzzlers while also throwing a bone to new puzzle solvers like me.


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The Mood Setter is Good for a few Laughs

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The Mood Setter from Sobits is the only iPhone app I know that literally includes the phrase Bow-chicka-wow-wow, which depending on your taste is either hilariously hip or totally gauche.


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Letrix Combines Boggle, Tetris in Frustratingly Fun Word Game

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For a game with such simple instructions, Letrix is surprisingly difficult. Letrix is a word puzzle where you build words similar to Boggle or Scrabble using letters that drop down the screen like in Tetris.


Barbara Holbrook rated this app 3.0/5 | Category: ,


Wise Guide Wrigley Field Takes You Out to the Ball Game the Right Way

The makers of the Wise Guide Fan Navigator series and the companion site WiseGuidesOnline.com, are expanding the fandemonium by bringing more fan trivia and "locals only" tidbits to MLB stadiums nationwide.


Barbara Holbrook rated this app 4.5/5 | Category:


Saga Catapult: Aim and Shoot is a Good Strategy for SAGA Developers

SAGA has been available as MMORTS game for quite sometime, now Silverlode Interactive is bringing a taste of their real time strategy game to the iPhone and iPod touch with Saga Catapult.


Barbara Holbrook rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


Ballz! Pro Adds Sporty Animations to Twisted Match-3 Puzzle

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Ballz! Pro — If you've played a mobile game in the last 5 years, chances are you've played some variation of the match-3 puzzle popularized by games like Bejeweled. Easy and addicting, match-3 games are a dime a dozen in the App Store.


Barbara Holbrook rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: , ,


Create Your Own Groove With Jamble Music Mashups

Some of us march to the beat of a different drummer. Others dance down the street to a mashed up mix of sound loops and international hit song samples. If you belong to the second camp then Jamble Music Mashups is a simple app that will satisfy your need to blend music styles on the go.


Barbara Holbrook rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:


Sparticle Adds New Purpose to Familiar Fun

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When I started playing Sparticle it felt immediately familiar. After a few minutes it hit me... if you could score points with iChalky, you would have Sparticle. So, it came as no surprise that Sparticle and iChalky are both creations from Eric Metois.


Barbara Holbrook rated this app 3.0/5 | Category: ,


An App For That: Recording Music on the iPhone

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LA-based The 88 decided to embark on an experiment in music-making when they chose to use their iPhone to record their new song "Love is the Thing." Using the app FourTrack, the group laid down 14 tracks — everything from guitar and drums to shakers and vocals.


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Shop Now For iPhone Accessories

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Savvy readers may have noticed the quiet addition to our navigation menu last week — Shop iPhone Accessories. It's true, you can now purchase accessories for your iPhone, iPhone 3G or iPod touch with a click of the mouse.


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iPhone Developer Spotlight: Todd Bernhard of No Tie Software

AppCraver recently spoke with Todd Bernhard, Founder of No Tie Software. He shares his experiences developing for the iPhone and iPod touch.
When did you start developing apps for the iPhone?


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iPhone Developer Spotlight: Mike Meyer at Weasel Floss Studios

Mike Meyer, Principal at Weasel Floss Studios, is part of the team behind the recently released iBuddha. This is their debut app as a company, but not their first time developing together.  "iPhone ideas are everywhere," Meyer says.


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iPhone Developer Spotlight: Michio Yokomizo

Michio Yokomizo is an independent developer who created his most recently released app, Tuner Metronome, because he says he couldn't find the functions he needed in any existing app.


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iPhone Developer Spotlight: David Echols and Poker Stacker

David Echols, the developer behind Poker Stacker, has been programming for a while but only recently for the iPhone. He shares his experience developing games for the iPhone and iPod touch.


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